Towards computational resource grammars for runyankore and rukiga
Paper in proceeding, 2020

In this paper, we present computational resource grammars of Runyankore and Rukiga (R&R) languages. Runyankore and Rukiga are two under-resourced Bantu Languages spoken by about 6 million people indigenous to South Western Uganda, East Africa. We used Grammatical Framework (GF), a multilingual grammar formalism and a special-purpose functional programming language to formalise the descriptive grammar of these languages. To the best of our knowledge, these computational resource grammars are the first attempt to the creation of language resources for R&R. In Future Work, we plan to use these grammars to bootstrap the generation of other linguistic resources such as multilingual corpora that make use of data-driven approaches to natural language processing feasible. In the meantime, they can be used to build Computer-Assisted Language Learning (CALL) applications for these languages among others.

Resource Grammar Library

Syntax

Less-resourced Languages

Runyankore

Grammatical Framework

Rukiga

Morphology

Grammar

Author

David Bamutura

Chalmers, Computer Science and Engineering (Chalmers), Functional Programming

Peter Ljunglöf

Chalmers, Computer Science and Engineering (Chalmers), Functional Programming

Peter Nabende

Makerere University

LREC 2020 - 12th International Conference on Language Resources and Evaluation, Conference Proceedings

2846-2854

12th International Conference on Language Resources and Evaluation, LREC 2020
Paris, France,

Subject Categories

Language Technology (Computational Linguistics)

General Language Studies and Linguistics

Specific Languages

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